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May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm€20.00
Chart-toppin’ Nashville-based Kristy Cox, Australia’s biggest bluegrass & country music export, is on quite the roll, and she’s rolling right into Dingle. Capturing attention with her powerful singing style, youthful energy-infused bluegrass, and songwriting acumen, she continues to enjoy radio & television success in both the US and in her native Australia where she’s a multi award-winning Australian Country Music Awards Golden Guitar recipient – most recently she picked up the 2019 Golden Guitar for Bluegrass Album of the Year for early 2018’s Ricochet (see below). Kristy has appeared at major festivals across Australia, Europe and the US, including an official showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Convention in 2015; she was shortlisted by the IBMA 4 years running for New Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.
For her current & first release after signing with the Virginia-based bluegrass-only Mountain Fever label, early 2018’s Ricochet, Kristy teamed up with renowned songwriter Jerry Salley. Proving to be quite the formidable pairing in writing and recording great bluegrass and acoustic country music, the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts for Bluegrass Album and was shortlisted for the GRAMMY award for Best Bluegrass Album. ‘Ricochet’, the first single release and title track off the album, took Kristy to the top of the Bluegrass Today Radio charts for two successive weeks; she hit #1 on the chart again with the subsequent Ricochet single release ‘I Can Almost Smell The Smoke’ while ‘South To North Carolina’, the third & current release off the album, was Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction #1 played record for January 2019.
– David Morris, Bluegrass Today, selecting Ricochet as one of his favourite album releases of 2018
“… one of the best in the business” according to Bluegrass Today, Kristy is excited to be making her very first visit to Ireland with her band, and we’re proud to present the fourth performance of her 9-gig tour in the awesome setting of Dingle’s St James’ Church. Accompanied by her husband Travis, Australia’s premier honky-tonk singer, this is youthful energy-infused bluegrass with maybe a bit of country thrown in for good measure.
Save the date, spread the word & we’ll see you in St James’ on May 14.
For more on Kristy & her Ireland Tour, see http://mygrassisblue.com/kristycox-2019/
- I Can Almost Smell The Smoke’ from 2018’s Ricochet | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I5tS00ktSk
- 2018 in-studio Interview | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RkP2aYFwLM
- Interview & a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Kristy’s 2014 award-winning release Living for the Moment | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy4z47WsQYE